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SeminarValeria Groppo on conditional cash transfers, child work and schooling
SeminarPOSTPONED: Rajeev Goel on corruption beyond the glass ceiling - do women entrepreneurs perceive corruption differently?
Rajeev Goel will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 20 April Abstract – Corruption beyond the glass ceiling: do women entrepreneurs perceive corruption differently? Adding to the corruption-gender nexus, this paper contributes across...
SeminarPOSTPONED: Marcela Ibanez on the intrinsic value of decision making - evidence from a bargaining experiment in Egypt
Marcela Ibanez will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 18 March Absract - The intrinsic value of decision making: Evidence from a bargaining experiment in Egypt This paper uses an experimental approach to examine the causal eﬀect of social norms...
SeminarJeffrey Hammer on one hundred homes - a visual survey of wealth and poverty in India
Jeffrey Hammer will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 12 March Abstract - One hundred homes - a visual survey of wealth and poverty in India In 2018, a multi-disciplinary team from India and four other countries collected expenditure data,...
SeminarMarijke Verpoorten on aggrieved artisanal miners in Eastern Congo
Marijke Verpoorten will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 11 March Abstract - Would you fight? We asked aggrieved artisanal miners in Eastern Congo To meet the rising demand for minerals, mining companies have ventured into conflict-affected...
SeminarOsman Ouattara on temperature shocks and inflation - are there any ramifications?
Osman Ouattara will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 04 March Abstract - Temperature shocks and Inflation: are there any ramifications? In this paper, we analyze the dynamic impact of climate change on inflation. We use a panel-VAR method with...
SeminarMarkus Jäntti on income distribution in Uganda – a tax register-based assessment
Markus Jäntti will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 27 February Abstract - Income distribution in Uganda – a tax register-based assessment Uganda has extensive register data on taxable income and taxes paid going back a decade or so...
SeminarSaurabh Singhal on inequality, corruption and cooperation
Saurabh Singhal will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 12 February Abstract - Inequality, corruption and cooperation We examine the effects of randomly introduced economic inequality on voluntary cooperation and whether this relationship is...
SeminarSushanta Mallick on is financial inclusion good for banks?
Sushanta Mallick will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 05 February Abstract - Is financial inclusion good for banks? In light of the recent policy debate on inclusive financial intermediation, we investigate whether inclusive banking can boost...
SeminarEmma Nkonoki on inclusive innovation ecosystems - why we need NGOs to ensure that no one is left behind
SeminarNeil Ruiz on demographic trends and attitudes towards migration globally
SeminarBereket Kebede on endowment effects and gender in the efficiency and equity of team allocation
Bereket Kebede will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 22 January Abstract – E ndowment effects and gender in the Efficiency and Equity of Team Allocation We conduct a novel experiment in which pairs of subject make separable allocative...
SeminarErwin Bulte on participatory resource management, elite capture and local livelihoods
SeminarMariapia Mendola on agricultural transformation and farmers' expectations
SeminarFantu Cheru and Christopher Cramer on the Oxford Handbook of the Ethiopian economy
Fantu Cheru and Christopher Cramer will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 04 December. Abstract – The Oxford Handbook of the Ethiopian economy Ethiopia has recently attracted research interest because of its unique development path and...
SeminarJoshua Magero Otieno on ethnicity, politics and wellbeing in Kenya
Joshua Magero Otieno will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 20 November. Abstract – Ethnicity, politics and wellbeing in Kenya Perceived or real welfare imbalances fundamentally impacts individuals’ civic participation, inclusivity...